how do moving continents affect climate?



  1. emc
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    It would take hundreds of thousands of years to notice how the continental drift has affected climate in a certain area.  Continents move at a mere crawl of only a few centimeters per year.  The supercontinent of Pangaea started breaking up over 200 million years ago.  Where once all the Earth’s continents were clustered together into this one landmass, fossils and the shape of the present day continents provide a puzzle to climates and life millions of years ago.  Since global warming has started drastically altering climates, the infinitesimal difference continental drift could make would be unnoticeable.

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